One dead, two injured in crash near San Onofre power plant
SAN DIEGO, CA – One person died after a rollover crash that also injured two other people on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Tuesday morning.
According to the Times of San Diego, a 2002 Ford Explorer was northbound near the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station and the San Onofre beach when it overturned for unknown reasons at about 5:50 a.m. The car was carrying a 71-year-old man, his wife, and was driven by his son.
The elderly man was ejected from the vehicle in the crash. He died at the scene before the medevac helicopter was able to arrive. His 70-year-old wife was airlifted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital and their 43-year-old son was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. All three were Los Angeles residents.
Lanes were closed for about two hours while emergency crews worked at the scene and to give room for the helicopter to land.
Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the crash.
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